Sierra Leone and Tanzania, two low-income countries vulnerable to extreme weather, shifting rainfall patterns, warming temperatures, sea level rise and deforestation, face difficult choices about how much to spend on data about climate change. New research offers some insights.
The Niger Delta, lush with waters from Niger River, is a veritable oasis at the edge of the Sahara. It is remote, remarkable and a reminder of the complex interplay between some some of the biggest issues facing Europe and climate change.
Satellite and other data reveal where restoring degraded landscapes could help improve food security in Malawi.
Patricie Nyirabahinzi earns income from growing plants for traditional medicine, but the government doesn't include these seedlings in its restoration programs—a situation emblematic of opportunities for the restoration movement to recenter itself around farmers' needs.
In a study of corporate land deals with rural communities in Tanzania and Mozambique, women consistently received less in return for their land, and had a harder time once they were relocated—despite national commitments to gender equality.
Drought is fueling water shortages and food insecurity in Karangazi, Rwanda. Jean Baptise Mutabaruka knows that planting trees would help his community, but he's struggled to find funding.
Forested nations like Gabon are just starting to develop commodities like palm oil. But as more companies commit to eliminate deforestation from their supply chains, will Gabon get left behind?
L'Afrique centrale représente incontestablement un site de conservation par excellence. La forêt tropicale intacte de la région, la deuxième au monde, contient parmi les paysages et les faunes les plus spectaculaires de la planète : des forêts brumeuses, des rivières mugissantes, des troupeaux d'éléphants et les trois quarts des espèces de grands singes de la Terre. La région a également...
In conservation, success often depends on the basics. It can be as simple as making sure that park rangers have fuel for vehicles—or as difficult as navigating an entrenched culture of corruption. And long-term investment is crucial.
As Africa rounds the corner towards a modern economy, it can use these lessons in green growth to leapfrog to resource efficiency.